Welcome to St Bride's

St Bride's Church is a magical space in which the beauty of its architecture, the power of the liturgy and the weight of history all meet and enrich each other. Designed by Wren and completed in 1703, its 226 foot, wedding cake spire dominates the surrounding area. When sunlight shines in through the large windows the interior gains a special luminous quality as an oasis of peace and prayer amidst the busy City.
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The Week Ahead At St Bride’s

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Tuesday 29th July

1:15 PM - Lunchtime Recital: Veronica Henderson - cello

3:00 PM - Public Tour

Wednesday 30th July

There are no services or events today

Thursday 31st July

There are no services or events today

Friday 1st August

- Lunchtime Recital: No Recital

Saturday 2nd August

1:00 PM - Wedding Service: Anna McGrory and Alexander Neal

Sunday 3rd August

11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist

5:30 PM - Choral Evensong

Monday 4th August

There are no services or events today

Our Next Rector!


The Reverend Canon Dr. Alison Joyce has been appointed as Rector of St Bride’s Church, spiritual home of journalists and to the media at large.

Canon Joyce, currently Vicar of Edgbaston Old Church, Birmingham, will take office in October.

“Alison brings intellect, energy, a strong commitment to pastoral care and a profound spirituality to St Bride’s and will continue the long tradition of outstanding Rectors", said The Very Revd John Hall, Dean of Westminster and Patron of St Bride’s.

Further details...

July 29

'Straining out gnats and swallowing camels.' (Matthew 23: 24)

We have been shocked in recent weeks by the scandals that have hit parts of our National Health Service. Evidence of neglect, poor practice and institutional cover-up have shaken our faith in what used to be regarded as a world leader.

Every institution slips into certain ways of doing things, but when process and institutional solidarity take precedence over safety and care, things go badly wrong. Means can so easily become ends in themselves, and give rise to a box-ticking mentality. The same can be true of the church and our faith. We need always to be open to God's Spirit so that justice, mercy and good practice can prevail.

Lord God, give us a lively faith and an open heart. Help us not to get bogged down in petty details at the expense of the things that really matter. Amen.

Wash the Face of an Angel

St Bride's needs at least £200,000 to restore and maintain its beautiful interior.

The Wash the Face of an Angel campaign is part of our Community Appeal which aims to let you become personally involved in helping safeguard the church's future by sponsporing the cleaning and restoration of items within the church.

Find out how you can help...

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Video: Watch An Introduction to St Bride's

St Bride's regularly webcast choral services for you to Listen Online. Most recent webcasts:-

In Memoria

As the church of the media & the press, St Bride's has hosted a great many services commemorating the lives of those who have striven to inform and entertain us.

Recent services

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